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'IT'S NOT A LOGO': 'Fighting Sioux' artist says symbolism always intended to 'bridge all the gaps'

Published 08/23/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Apparent end of UND's use of symbol disappoints artist
Bennett Brien remains proud of his art, which often has been called one of the most attractive logos - or symbols - in American sports. Former President Charles Kupchella says Brien's "Fighting Sioux" is classic, beautiful and respectful. Even one Fighting Sioux nickname critic says the image itself has never been the issue. "It's how the image is being used," Lucy Ganje says.

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